Partnership PROGRAM

Press Release

Celtic Soccer Academy is delighted to announce that they have added Real Football Academy to their ever growing International Club Partnership Programme.  This long term partnership with Real Football Academy will involve the sharing of club methodologies, coach education, coaching camps and it will also present Real Football Academy with the opportunity to visit Glasgow, Scotland to experience what life is like for an academy player at Celtic Football Club.


Real Football Academy will also have the chance to send their coaches to Celtic Football Club to attend the renowned International Coaches Convention in Glasgow and receive a behind the scenes look at how Celtic develops young players to reach their potential.


Real Football Academy boasts an impressive membership of Real Football Academy and their hard work and dedication within the area of Mullingar Co Westmeath was a major factor in the Celtic Soccer Academy choosing them as their newest club partner.


Ray Geoghegan, Academy Director “The last 10 months has being somewhat of a rollercoaster. We kicked off Real Football Academy last June with the hope of helping our local clubs develop the players within the town of Mullingar. For such a global and iconic club like Celtic FC with its Irish connection to recognise and acknowledge our work is a dream come through”.


Celtic Soccer Academy Manager Willie McNab added: ‘We are delighted to add Real Football Academy to our International Club Partnership Programme and it again emphasises our commitment to building relationships across the globe.


Real Football Academy is a very ambitious and progressive club and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership with them.

About Celtic Football Club

Celtic Football Club is one of the biggest and best-supported teams in the world. Wearing their iconic green and white hoops, Celtic are instantly recognisable when they play and are renowned for playing attractive football, their passionate fans and their many successes on the field of play.


They are currently champions of Scotland and regularly compete in the UEFA Champions League, where they recorded one of their most famous victories by defeating FC Barcelona 2-1 at Celtic Park in 2012.


Celtic are previous winners of the competition when in 1967 they became the first British team to be crowned Champions of Europe.


Founded in 1887, the club was formed as a means to alleviate poverty in the East End of Glasgow. The club now boasts 40,000 season ticket holders and millions of fans worldwide. Its stadium, which is also known as “Paradise”, has a capacity of 60,506, making it the second largest club stadium in the UK.


The club remains true to its charitable roots via the outstanding work of the Celtic FC Foundation which aids local charities and global appeals.


Through the Celtic Soccer Academy the club has many official partner clubs across the globe, taking the ethos of talent development, fair play and social interaction through sport into many communities worldwide, teaching kids how to play “The Celtic Way”.

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